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Picking up where the extraordinarily interesting I, Claudius ends, Claudius the God tells the tale of Claudius' 13-year reign as Emperor of Rome. Naturally, it ends when Claudius is murdered--believe me, it's not giving anything away to say this; the surprise is when someone doesn't get poisoned. While Claudius spends most of his time before becoming emperor tending to his books and his writings and trying to stay out of the general line of corruption and killings, his life on the throne puts him into the center of the political maelstrom.
Robert Graves begins anew the tumultuous life of the Roman who became emporer in spite of himself. Captures the vitality, splendor, and decadence of the Roman world at the point of its decline.
loved it. engrossing. all the repetitive names can get confusing but with some concentration everything makes sense. well-done, god read. highly recommended.Published 17 days ago by Margaret Wolfe
This picks up where I, Claudius left off, and the quality of writing and plot remains consistent and excellent. The narrative style is always engaging. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chase G.
I love Robert Graves and his fictionalized stories of historic characters.Published 1 month ago by Jeannette
Claudius the God is basically Part II (<-- Roman Numerals) to I, Claudius. The story picks up after Claudius' ascension to the throne. Read morePublished 1 month ago by By CJs Pirate
I really enjoy this sort of historical writing, as it makes it come alive. At least until Tiberius Claudius etc. gets poisoned.Published 1 month ago by Michael A. Johnson